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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1973-03-28


Topics Live concert


Cumberland Blues, Here Comes Sunshine, Mexicali Blues, Wave That Flag, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Jack Straw, Box Of Rain, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Around & Around, Brown Eyed Women, You Ain't Woman Enough, Looks Like Rain, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Promised Land, Loose Lucy, Me & My Uncle, Don't Ease Me In, The Race is On, Stella Blue, Big River, Mississippi Half Step, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> Playin' In The Band, Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 28, 1973
Venue Springfield Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Soundboard and Audience composite
Lineage Discs 1-2: AUD>MC>R>D>CD; Disc 3: SBD>MR>D>CD
Taped by
Transferred by J Cotsman


Notes

Discs 1&2; AUD>MC>R>D>CD;
Disc 3; SBD>MR>D>CD;
Seeded to etree by J Cotsman

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - June 19, 2013
Subject: -
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Reviewer: Tidewater four ten O nine - - March 29, 2012
Subject: I'm running out of things to say ............
I'm running out of things to say about the dork who gives a show that everyone else gives five stars, just one star, just because it's got no labels.

Forget the labels, get a life ..........
Reviewer: trippin back - - February 7, 2011
Subject: lucky to be there
the release of the complete europe '72 has roused me from my slumber. please allow me to ramble on here since this is my first posting and i'm filled with deep memories. and please feel free to correct me if i misremember. if you were there ratings are silly. hopefully you live long enough to realize how fortunate you are/were. this was my 21st birthday, nice of the dead to play in my comfort zone that night (i was going to providence college at the time), karmic reinforcement. remember hanging around the spfld civic center all afternoon on a beautiful early spring day. remember going on a beer run, perhaps my first experience with bass ale. general admission in those days, i remember being carried through the front doors with my feet off the ground - scary, and always linked in my mind with the who crush in cinci '79. also remember rushing into general admission boston garden during wall of sound days trying to get close. as far as set list/music is concerned, i must admit to a foggy memory. the EVENT was the thing! by the time the music started , the memory banks were compromised by outside agents. do remember this was my first dark star i believe( my 1st show being providence arena 4/21/71), and i remember being surprised that they would play it, at the time we believed it to be a song we would only hear on live dead. other than that i will only say how great it felt to be a part of the tribe that night. 5 stars for every show i saw until the 90's. so much for my critical credibility. i'd be more than happy to engage in a dialogue about my experiences with the boys at this site, rather than limit us all to solitary erudition. help me remember or just tell me to shut up. thanks y'all.
Reviewer: JustAnotherDH - - May 31, 2009
Subject: Just LOVE "They Love Each Other"!
I'm so happy to have found this concert! I had a vinyl bootleg back in the day, white cover with (I think) an amateur version of Mr. Natural on it, and "They Love Each Other" from this show. I've always loved this up tempo version and was disappointed when they switched to the slower and more draggy version, which was the way I heard them do it when first saw shows in '76. No idea when or why they started doing it slower but I intend to find out! Now to listen to the rest of the show, which if as good as this number I'm sure deserves the full 5 stars.
Reviewer: wyzyrd - - February 21, 2008
Subject: My 1st
Every Deadhead has a first time but, this was mine! Not Too shabby! I've been putting off listening because I feared being disappointed at my fauly memory or something. Not to worry, apparently. This night was truly memorable. I was 15 and familiar w/ Workingman's, American Beauty, Europe 72, and snippets from Live Dead. The music they played opened up new synaptic pathways in my brain.Thereafter whenever I was bored with stuff going on in school or whatever I would literally 'tune out' and start to hear random improvised music in my head. I could turn it on any time. I credit the Dead with so empowering me. Later I started to play actual music w/ friends and used the Dead as inspiration for much jamming. Saw many shows after that but this one stands as the one to which I compared the others. Never really surpassed I must say. I loved the way they used to get so weird using only rudimentary effect pedals. Jerry used a Crybaby Wah-Wad and Keith had a volume pedal for his piano. Even when they got all that MIDI stuff I don't think they were able to get any further out there than they did in those days. Kinda like the Apollo Space Program , ya know? I mean they throw all that money at NASA and we still ain't been back to the moon.
Reviewer: Tampa Red - - November 13, 2006
Subject: What they said...
OK, why am I bothering to post when all I'm going to say is "I absolutely agree with what everyone else says"? I confess, I just like to see my name under a show like this one. WRS->Playin' is as beautiful and masterful as it gets. Listen to it a hundred times and you'll hear something different every time. A very special show!
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - - May 6, 2006
Subject: Great Dark Star
Wide open Dark Star here, they are hitting all the bases. Phil plays some amazing notes!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - September 16, 2005
Subject: Go straight to WRS
Very good advice from the folks below. DS is masterful on - they miss the WRS entirely though. This playin is unreal....
Reviewer: ChuckC - - July 31, 2005
Subject: Dark Star
It's a keeper....
This one caught me by surprise about 3/4 of the way through......check it out.
5 stars for the SBD.
Reviewer: mgags - - June 9, 2005
Subject: GET THE SDBD PORTION!
Yes folks.....another gem slips by the wayside because of the "AUD" moniker. However WRS Prelude>Dark Star>Eyes>Playin>JBG is of SDBD quality and is the SHIT! The jazzy feel of this Dark Star is so real. They explore at least 5 or 6 completely different themes and when they finally finish 30minutes has passed. Dark Star morphs into Eyes and then comes mind-bender #2.......PLAYIN! Can someone explain how Jerry could have so much musical inspiration in a 1 hour peiod?! Beutiful notes are spewing out of his guitar in exponential fashion.

GET THE SDBD PORTION!!
Reviewer: juanie - - December 25, 2004
Subject: get the soundboard section (disc 3)!!!
In case you didn't see it below, the third disc (WRS Prelude through JB Goode) are from the soundboard and don't suffer from some of the quality issues of the audience recordings. This show is nice and tight, though the recording quality (of the audience section) has it's problems. The other seed is apparently an upgrade in the audience sections, but doesn't have the soundboard section. So some selective downloading is advised, in my opinion.
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